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What Is Going on With Admitting Privileges Legislation in Pennsylvania?

The Pennsylvania State Capitol

The Pennsylvania Department of Health recently asked Planned Parenthood facilities in the state to submit transfer agreement and admitting privileges information, even though the state currently does not require clinics to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. A spokesperson said a department employee was acting on his or her own.

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Anti-Choice Advocates Seize on West Virginia Democrats’ Support of 20-Week Abortion Ban

The West Virginia Capitol building in Charleston

When West Virginia’s legislature voted to ban abortion after 20 weeks’ gestation in March, West Virginia Democrats overwhelmingly backed the ban, deliberately defying the national party’s support of abortion rights.

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Catholic School Coach’s Contract Not Renewed Because She Works at Planned Parenthood

A case involving a Montana woman whose contract as an assistant softball coach at a Catholic high school was not renewed because she works at Planned Parenthood represents the latest in a string of dismissals by religiously affiliated employers under the guise of religious liberty rights.

A case involving a Montana woman whose contract as an assistant softball coach at a Catholic high school was not renewed because she works at Planned Parenthood represents the latest in a string of dismissals by religiously affiliated employers under the guise of religious liberty rights.

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Americans United for Life’s Efforts to Eliminate Insurance Coverage for Abortion Get Help From ALEC Members

The confluence of ALEC and AUL is further evidence of a new trend on the political right.

Twenty-three states have passed laws barring abortion coverage from insurance plans within state health exchanges. What has largely gone unnoticed is that many of these policies emanate from Americans United for Life, a little-known group that regularly has access to conservative lawmakers at the annual ALEC conferences.

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Attorneys for Indiana Defend TRAP Law in Federal Court

Two groups have appealed the dismissal of their challenge to an Arizona anti-choice restriction that they argue unconstitutionally relies on harmful racial stereotypes to discriminate against and shame Black and Asian American and Pacific Islander women who decide to end their pregnancies.

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller insists the law is necessary for patient safety, as conservatives in the state continue their attacks on Planned Parenthood.

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Arguments To Be Heard Wednesday in Lawsuit Over Iowa Telemedicine Abortion Ban

The decision stays an Iowa Board of Medicine rule that threatened to end access to medication abortion for rural patients.

The fate of the state’s successful telemedicine abortion program could be decided this week.

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Reid and Pelosi Celebrate Opening of Obamacare Exchanges Amid Government Shutdown

Nancy Pelosi with Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) on the left, and Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) on the right. Behind Harkin stands Lee Saunders, president of AFSCME.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid joined union leaders in celebration of the official launch of the Affordable Care Act, and laid the government shutdown at the feet of Republicans.

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Anti-Choicers Trying to Drum Up Anti-Girl Scout Sentiment Again

A new website purporting to "expose" the Girl Scouts' supposedly secret abortion agenda accidentally exposes something else: The way the anti-choice movement uses abortion as a cover story to oppose women's rights and even girls' education.

A new website purporting to “expose” the Girl Scouts’ supposedly secret abortion agenda accidentally exposes something else: The way the anti-choice movement uses abortion as a cover story to oppose women’s rights and even girls’ education.

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At ‘Realize the Dream’ March, Women Speak at Last

Myrlie Evers-Williams fulfills an honor deferred, speaking on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial at the rally commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1963 March on Washington where she was scheduled to be the sole woman speaker, but never made it to the podium.

Women graced the podium at the “Realize the Dream” rally held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. But, as one attendee asked, where were the African-American women movement leaders, the thought leaders?

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Ninth Circuit Strikes Down Arizona Law Defunding Planned Parenthood

Among the bills recently introduced are HB 1132 and SB 638, which would raise the cap on total tax credits for contributions to all CPCs in the state from $2 million to $2.5 million.

A federal appeals court ruled the state’s attempts to cut Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid funding were unlawful.

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